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Sr. Hardware Engineer

Company: CACI
Location: Sterling
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Hardware EngineerJob Category: EngineeringTime Type: Full timeMinimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCIEmployee Type: RegularPercentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%Type of Travel: LocalCACI is currently looking for an experienced Sr. Hardware Engineer to join our team developing next generation signals intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic warfare systems for the Department of Defense. Join this passionate team of industry-leading individuals on a program that leverages the best practices in Model-Based Systems Engineering and Agile software development to deliver state of the art capability in support of our nation's warfighters.As a member of the CACI Team, you will support the men and women charged with safeguarding the American people and enhancing the Nation's safety, security, and prosperity. Our warfighters are on the front lines, every day, protecting our national security from the increasingly sophisticated and complex threats of our adversaries.CACI programs thrive in a culture of innovation and are constantly seeking individuals who can bring creative ideas to solve complex problems, both technical and procedural at the team and portfolio levels. The ability to be adaptable and to work constructively with a technically diverse and geographically separated team is crucial.What You'll Get to DoAs Hardware Engineer you will provide hardware engineering expertise to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design and other technical hardware issues. Procure and perform acceptance testing on equipment. Provide hardware maintenance support, both preventative and remedial. Design and develop RF circuitry used in high frequency applications, including receivers, transmitters, antennas, and frequency synthesizers. Responsible for hardware layout, component evaluation, prototype construction, and test. Prepares test methods and specifications; analyzes and tests RF hardware to verify performance characteristics. Provides inputs to Product Development for formal documentation and supports manufacturing during the deliverable assembly and test phase. In addition, develops RF System/Subsystem Architectures consisting of antennas, transmitters, receivers, low noise amplifiers, high power amplifiers, RF conversion elements and transmission line equipment. Performs link analysis and optimization, including effects of propagation medium and possible interference sources. Develops and allocates RF system and subsystem functional and performance requirements. Identifies and tracks RF technical performance measurements (TPMs You will design hardware solutions using industry standard design and simulation tools and automated testing frameworks using the latest test equipment. Your experience with PCB design tools (Altium, Mentor Expedition), RF, circuit and system simulation tools (Advanced Design Suite, Microwave Office, Spice, MATLAB) is a plus.More About the RoleCACI seeks a talented Hardware Engineer to join our Advanced Solutions Group, within the National Security and Innovative Solutions Sector. Someone with a desire to designs and test new integrated circuits and hardware components for a wide variety of signal processing applications and research. Design, document and develop code (to include firmware) for digital signal processors or other programmable hardware devices such as Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Test and troubleshoot existing hardware. - Develop test code necessary to automate testing and calibrating tasks in the specified time according to standards and guidelines.
  • Conduct design analysis on components and/or assemblies to assist in the development process by ensuring designs are cost efficient, able to be manufactured, and reliable
  • Analyze hardware specifications and system/subsystem requirements to conceive and document a practical design for hardware components to include servers, network devices, transmission media, storage devices, user interface devices, and special processors
  • Adjust or recommend enhancements in systems and new hardware as well as modify existing hardware to add features and functionality
  • Knowledgeable of standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers
  • Working with Hardware Engineering Team to complete Hardware Development, Simulation and Verification for digital signal processing and general processing projects
  • Supporting Integrated Product Teams, Engineering Project Manager, and Program Office staff to meet all customer objectives and program milestones
  • Prepares engineering plans and site Technical Design Packages. Organize and direct hardware installations.
  • Maintaining operating system baselines utilizing configuration management tools and ensuring compliance with corporate and government security standards
  • Employ design, development, and testing best practices
  • Address somewhat complex technical issues/problems
  • Provide specific input to the hardware components of system design to include end-user devices, servers, networking devices, data storage devices, and specialized processors.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies to determine advantages and disadvantages of potential solutionsYou'll Bring These Qualifications
    • Active TS/SCI security clearance with ability to obtain a polygraph
    • Bachelors or in engineering or related field, Degree can be substituted with 5 additional years of relevant experience A minimum of 7 years of experience working as a Hardware Engineer for SIGINT Solutions
    • Applied knowledge of either the Altera or Xilinx FPGA devices and their associated application environments
    • Use and Design configurations of RF test equipment such as PNAs and Spectrum analyzers
    • Solid understanding of RF/circuit design concepts, patterns, tools and best practices
    • Strong analytical Skills (ability to analyze and work through complicated issues).
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Experience with PCB design and RF, circuit and system simulation tools
    • Ability to lead an engineering team in the areas of technical execution to include cost, and scheduleThese Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have
      • Experience with writing test automation code (Python, C++)
      • Working knowledge of signal processing fundamentals
      • Working knowledge of MATLAB is helpful
      • Willingness to learn and apply the best technology for a given application.What We Can Offer You:
        • We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
        • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
        • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
        • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.
        • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Pay Range: The proposed salary range for this position is $79,000-$161,900. There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Employment benefits include health and wellness programs, income protection, paid leave and retirement and savings.As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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